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WNC Sexual Conduct and Campus Safety Survey Spring 2019

Selected degree-seeking students ages 18 and older at WNC are invited to take the survey during the months of April and May, 2019. Check your primary preferred WNC email for your link to the survey. If you are unsure which email you have designated as your primary email, check MyWNC.

This is our second survey to evaluate perceptions of sexual misconduct on and off campus, knowledge of policies, procedures, and support services, and the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault among students. We are also interested in interpersonal violence and coercion to further inform support services of the Equal Opportunity/Title IX Office and Campus Safety.

To report a sexual assault or for more information on WNC departments that can help you, please see:  Campus Safety


Survey FAQs

What is the project about?

This project aims to understand experiences and perceptions of sexual assault, utilization of WNC services related to sexual assault, and other information that may bring about changes to current services and improve campus safety.


How long does the survey take to complete?

About 15-20 minutes. The time it takes depends, in part, on student experiences with unwanted sexual contact.


Who is in charge of the project?

WNC is contracting with the Nevada Center for Surveys, Evaluation, and Statistics at the University of Nevada Reno to conduct this study on behalf of WNC with support from Vice President of Special Projects, General Counsel and Title IX Coordinator, Mark Ghan and Vice President Student and Academic Affairs, Scott Morrison. WNC’s office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness is helping to administer the survey.


What kind of questions are asked?

There is a combination of open-and closed-ended questions to assess perceptions and experiences related to sexual conduct, assault, and safety. No identifying information is collected.


How will these data be used?

These data will be used to help Western Nevada College assess issues related to sexual assault on and off campus, such as the frequency of assault, overall college climate regarding sexual assault, and the use of services for such issues. These data may be used to improve strategies to tackle the issue of sexual assault at WNC such as the implementation of new services or policies.


Can I get a copy of the results? Will the results be published?

The results will be disseminated during a series of “college dialogue” events in fall 2019 where we will also present what we are doing to address student needs and concerns. Descriptive summary or aggregate results will also be posted on-line here where you can also see the results from the spring 2017 survey:  https://www.wnc.edu/data-statistics/survey-results/


How did you pick me?

Selected students ages 18 and older who are enrolled in credit classes in the spring 2019 term are asked to participate in this study.


Will it be possible to identify a student by inference?

All the information students provided will be reported in summary or aggregate form. No individual responses will be reported and no names will be connected to these data during data analysis.


Who will see my name or have access to my responses?

Access to these data will be restricted to project personnel at the Nevada Center for Surveys, Evaluation and Statistics at UNR. No WNC officials, administrators, or faculty will have access to these data.


If you have additional questions or concerns, contact:

For questions on the survey, Cesar Vega, Programmer Analyst, WNC Institutional Research and Effectiveness – 775-445-4416 or cesar.vega@wnc.edu

For technical issues with the survey, please contact the Nevada Center for Surveys, Evaluations, and Statistics at 1-800-929-9079 Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

For other questions, contact the Dean of Student Services, Dianne Hilliard in Carson City at 775-445-3271, dianne.hilliard@wnc.edu or in Fallon, Holly O’Toole, Director of the Fallon Campus, 775-423-7565, holly.otoole@wnc.edu.